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Rv refrigator ice maker repair

The water line from the ceniloid valve to the ice maker is split .how do i replace this line . this is in a CLASS A MOTOR HOME

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  • NealF Oct 30, 2008

    Hose is rotted thru entire length and is routed in a sheath with a resistive anti-freeze wire. Problem is access. Does entire refer need to be pulled or is there a procedure for removing icemaker and routing new line from front? Which is simplest approach given wire and tube connection access requirements?

  • pilotwill43 Nov 09, 2008

    Does the unit need to be removed from the wall or can it be replaced with it in place. How is the line removed at top? I have the ice maker out and the line off at bottom. Thanks

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You have to remove the frig..I just replaced my own hose. 4 screws in front..2 on bottom and 2 on top under the switch panel..2 in the rear on each corner.. disconnect the gas line (turn off the gas first) disconnect the power cord and water line...2 screwdrivers (one on each side) in back where you removed the screws. put them under the rails and push to start the removal.I used blocks of 2x4's laid in front of the frig stacked to the height of the bottom of the frig and then a piece of plywood. this will allow you to slide it out at the same level (it is very heavy). you will have to remove the tape that is around the old hose to save the wire that is inside. the water outlet is on top of the frig. repace the hose with normal ice maker plastic tubing from home depot and rewrap the tube and wire with electrical tape.put the frig back in in reverse...hope this helps

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Hi thanks for the question cut a piece of the faulty hose to a hardware store purchase a new piece from valve to the top .this should work thanks the appliance doc

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